Contexts of Ageing

Contexts of Ageing

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Drawing on a wide range of sources, this text analyses the social nature of later life in the context of the history of welfare states, the emergence of consumer society and across the lifecourse.Even then, most households did not own electrical cookers, boilers, refrigerators, or vacuum cleaners, and household maintenance depended upon manual labour a€“ washing, scrubbing, sweeping and cooking a€“ with the occasional ... Though the hours that men worked slowly fell, and paid a#39;familya#39; holidays became more common, leisure, for men, was still largely confined to the local cafAcs, pubs or bars.

Title:Contexts of Ageing
Author: Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs
Publisher:Polity - 2005-09-02

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